Demand for silicon pressure instrumentation prompts Endress+Hauser €12 mill expansion
4 May 2022
Endress+Hauser has boosted its silicon pressure sensor capacity by doubling its floor space available for the task, at a total cost of €12 million (£10 million).
Its centre of competence for silicon pressure sensors in Stahnsdorf near Berlin, has had a new production hall added to the existing building and laboratory building to serve the growing industrial demand for silicon pressure instrumentation.
Endress+Hauser began operating at the Stahnsdorf Technology Park in 2009. Eight years later it grouped production capacities for silicon pressure sensors, which are also developed on site.
The most recent expansion, which doubles the floor space at the site to nearly 11,000 square meters, was completed in 2019 but its official opening was postponed until now, due to the protracted COVID lockdown.
“Behind the development and manufacture of silicon sensors is a lot of knowledge. Endress+Hauser customers around the world benefit from many years of experience here in Stahnsdorf,” said Endress+Hauser Group CEO Matthias Altendorf.
The sensor elements manufactured in Stahnsdorf are important components in high-quality pressure instruments assembled at locations in Germany, the US, China, India and Brazil. Production takes place in clean rooms that meet the highest standards.
Last year 375,000 sensor elements were produced in Stahnsdorf – more than doubling output levels in four years and creating a need for more personnel.
“In 2017 we announced our plans to double the number of employees at the location over the coming years. We have since created and filled around 100 new positions, both in production and development,” said Stahnsdorf general manager Martin Laqua.